Toongabbie club blitzes swimming championships
|16/10/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
Smiling Assassins: Aquablitz Swim Club members Erika Lucas, 12, Cooper McLoynes, 16, Holly Ryan, 15, Emily Plummer, 11, Emerson Walshaw, 12, Tayla Wright, 12 and Jayden Weymark, 11 had smiles on their faces after their performance at the state championships. Picture: Gene Ramirez Swimmers from the Aquablitz Toongabbie Swim Club continued their impressive performances in the pool at the NSW state age championships.
The club brought back an impressive haul of medals in the 10 years and under 12 years, as well as the open’s division at championships, which were held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre last month.
Emily Plummer took out bronze in the 100 metres 11 years girls breaststroke, while Jayden Weymark got a silver medal in the 200 metres 11 year boys butterfly, and a bronze in the 100 metre event.
In the open’s section, 16-year-old Cooper McLoynes picked up a silver in the 200 metre freestyle, while Holly Ryan (15) took bronze in the 200 metre individual medley and bronze in the 200 metre butterfly.
The impressive times were enough for them to qualify for nationals in April, where they will get the chance to take on the best in the country.
The club’s open water swimmers have also been in outstanding form, with Sam Watts and Wally Eggleton both competing at at the BP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth.
Eggleton won the five kilometre elite event, while Watts finished seventh out of all Australian competitors and 23rd overall in the open 10 kilometre race.
Before leaving for Perth, Watts was in fine form in Sydney on the Australia Day weekend.
On Sunday, January 25, Watts was the first female over the line in the 2.5 kilometre Palm Beach to Whale Beach swim.
This was followed by a fifth-place finish in the Ky Hurst Swim Series event in Sydney Harbour on Australia Day.